My Obsession Hides in Plain Sight

This is my work space. (Knitting and crocheting for a living has it perks.)Looks nice and cozy….and clean huh?


Now let’s see what is BEHIND my chair…….


┬áThere’s is a party happening back there where no one can see and only I am brave enough to go. It looks messy but there is a method to this madness.

Uh oh! Some bits of projects have leaked out onto the counter of the hutch……


In these photos are 7 unfinished projects. Two of which are new designs I am working on for you. I can’t say when these 2 patterns will finally be done and ready to publish. I was hoping July 1 but that ain’t happening.

So that’s a glimpse at the inner workings of Longhorn Prairie. Keeping it short and sweet today. I could write a really long blog post but I would rather knit. haha.

You can find me sitting in that chair working on the Textured Laguna Wrap pattern by Chandi Agee (Expression Fiber Arts) for the rest of the day. (Taking a break from pattern writing / testing for the day.)


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Say Mermaid 3 Times (pattern sale)

What? Mermaid 3 times? Well, because I have 3 different patterns for baby mermaid outfits. Call it an outfit, costume, photo prop, whatever. It’s good for all of those.

Why am I blogging about my mermaids? Because they are ON SALE!!!

Get any or all for 40% off. Use coupon code: MERMAID40

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  • Coupon code: MERMAID40

Sale ends Thursday, June 23

CLICK HERE to buy patterns

What are they? These mermaid outfits are made up of a “tail” which is a sack that baby’s legs go into. It fits up to baby’s waist. Bikini top and headband are pretty self explanatory.



3 Mermaid crochet patterns -Mermaid Photo Prop -Croc Stitch Mermaid Costume -Sleek Mermaid


Sorta New But Not Really….lol

So I started a new blog. I guess a good first post should be about myself. I am April Hubbard, the designer behind Longhorn Prairie. I am a total yarnie and fiber nut. I spin and dye yarn sometimes. I could spend 24 hours a day knitting and crocheting if I didn’t have to stop and do other things…like eating, sleeping and taking care of my 5 children. Yes, I have 5. All are ages 11 down to 13 months. I am 37 and started teaching myself to crochet and knit when I was 21.

Longhorn Prairie fiber arts has been rolling along now for 5 years. So I have been around a while. I am not a techie so I had a hard time making a website work. I do have a blog at blogger but dang it if I can’t get into that account anymore. They say none of the info I provide matches the account. hmmm…. Ok. So here I am at a different site with a new blog. I have learned some things and can do it now. Ha! A little education can go a long way.

So I design knit and crochet patterns. As of today I have 41 patterns available online on 3 different sites:, & Oh yeah, and you can find finished items made by yours truly in the etsy shop. Just click that etsy link above.

Email newsletter: I will have a newsletter up and running soon so you can keep up with what Longhorn Prairie is up to. Don’t worry I will only email once in a while. Maybe once a week at the most. I am brainstorming with how I would like to start maybe a weekly sale or something like that.

Ok, I will keep this short. I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself, again. I am always available for questions or whatever else you want to talk about. I actually use my personal email for keeping in touch with all of you. I am always on top of my emails so don’t hesitate if you need to email me for something. I will respond pretty quickly.

Have an awesome day!


p.s. I will leave you with a cute picture of my sweet Jesse. He is the baby of the family and is a good little model. (modeling a pompom slouchy by Longhorn Prairie)